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Professional Orientation (Psychology) (11474.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


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Professional Orientation (Psychology) supports students in preparing for their academic and professional lives. This unit will outline foundational academic skills relating to research, integrity and conduct as university students studying psychology. By providing students with an insight into the skills and attributes relevant to a career in psychology, this unit will also address aspects of career planning and preparation.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify the personal skills, capabilities and knowledge necessary to meet the work standards expected by psychology graduates in the workplace, and develop a personal and academic plan to achieve these;

2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years in an ePortfolio;

3. Demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team; and

4. Apply American Psychological Association referencing conventions.

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Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and ten 1 hour interactive workshops across the semester in flexible delivery mode.





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Equivalent Units

9799 Foundations of Professional Planning

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